June Book Display: Pride Month

June Book Display: Pride Month

The book display is a hallmark of libraries everywhere, and each month the University Libraries honors this tradition with a selection of titles from our collection. Curated by Leah Zande, Materials Processing Coordinator & Mailroom Manager in the Library Technology and Technical Services division, each display focuses on a curated topic or theme.

“Working in Technical Services, I process all of the new items ordered by our Librarians, which gives me a first glance at the titles entering our collection,” said Zande. “While I can’t read everything that goes through my hands, I love choosing a variety of books that highlight our diverse community, and hope our displays give patrons a wide selection of titles to choose from.”

The month of June is Pride Month, and our current book display celebrates those in the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community and their history. All titles are available to read online. 


Headcase : LGBTQ Writers & Artists on Mental Health and Wellness

Headcase is a groundbreaking collection of personal reflections and artistic representations illustrating the intersection of mental wellness, illness, and LGBTQ identity, as well as the lasting impact of historical views equating queer and trans identity with mental illness.




#hashtagactivism : Networks of Race and Gender Justice

How marginalized groups use Twitter to advance counter-narratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent. 





LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia

This collection, the first of its kind, gathers original and previously published fiction and poetry from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer authors from Appalachia.





Trans People in Higher Education

The first book about trans college students, faculty, and staff, and shows that, despite a generally improving environment, trans people continue to face widespread interpersonal and institutional opposition on campuses across the country. 




Crossing the River

This book charts the early stage of the author's journey of gender transition, as well as her process of settling down in South Africa as a fledgling academic.





The Hirschfeld Archives : Violence, Death, and Modern Queer Culture

This work examines how death, suicide and violence shaped modern queer culture, arguing that negative experiences, as much as affirmative subculture formation, influenced the emergence of a collective sense of same-sex identity. 




Love and Sex in D.H. Lawrence

Describes how the tortuous developments in Lawrence's relationship with Jessie Chambers are reflected in his writing, his struggle against his undoubted leanings towards homosexuality, the war he declared on the concept of romantic love and how, after insisting on the idea of male dominance, he returned (although only in part) to a more humane vision of relations between the sexes in the various versions of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.





Dying To Be Normal : Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics

Reveals how gay activists have used religion to bolster the argument that gays are essentially the same as straights, and therefore deserving of equal rights.





Do you Remember House? : Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds

This interdisciplinary study historicizes house music, the rhythmically focused electronic dance sound born in the post-industrial maroon spaces of Chicago's queer, black, and Latino social dancers.





Living Out Islam Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims

Living Out Islam documents the rarely-heard voices of Muslims who live in secular democratic countries and who are gay, lesbian, and transgender.